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The luxury sneaker market is pretty crowded these days with brands like Common Projects, Maison Margiela, Off-White, Lanvin, Balenciaga — the list goes on.

Koio is the new kid on the block — made in Italy and based out of New York City — they made their grand debut in 2014.

INITIAL IMPRESSIONS

Right out of the box, the sneakers have a premium feel. The suede feels as good as it looks. The rubber is solid and feels durable. The shoe has a nice weight to it, not light nor heavy.

What I love about the shoes is that they are minimalist, clean and simple sneakers, but have some kick to it with the subtle suede pattern and off-white “sand” colorway.

Koio Sneakers Packaging Box

KOIO CAPRI ARENA SNEAKER DETAILS

  • Hand made in Italy with camoscio Italian suede
  • Lined with calf-leather
  • Outfitted with durable Margom outsoles, used by other luxury sneaker brands like Common Projects
  • Clean sole, smooth and crosshatch pattern across the front
  • Comfortable, removable insole
  • Finished w/ hand painted edges
Koio Capri Arena Side Profile

KOIO SNEAKER SIZING

I opted for size 8 which is my normal sneaker size. On the website the shoes are said to run a little large which is odd because for me, they’re true to size. They perhaps even run a tad bit small, but not tight. It’s comfortable from the get.

THE PRICE

They retail for $248 and as far as I’m aware, offer no sales currently. At this price, these sneakers are extraordinary value IMO.

IN CLOSING

There you have it, a super quick showcasing of the Koio Capri Arena sneakers.